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New Copyright at Queen's Policy

 
2011-05-19

A new made for Queen’s copyright policy, modeled in part on the Association of University and Colleges of Canada (AUCC) policy for all Canadian universities, aims at assisting our community in understanding the increasingly complex world of copyright. Many other universities are adopting similar policies for their schools.

“We are enacting this policy as directed by the Audit Committee of the Board of Trustees to assist faculty in understanding copyright legislation and particularly what constitutes fair dealing in copying practices,” says Bob Silverman, the university’s provost and vice-principal (academic).

Queen’s Access Copyright license, which never covered electronic copying, is due to expire on August 31.

Access has proposed a new tariff to the Copyright Board of Canada; its scope and cost have raised considerable concern, and the proposed tariff is being opposed by universities, colleges, students, and faculty across Canada. The copyright landscape may change even further with proposed amendments to the Copyright Act, Copyright Board rulings and new case law.

“Copyright law balances the public interest in promoting the encouragement and dissemination of works of the arts and intellect, and obtaining a just reward for the work’s creator,” says the university’s legal counsel, Diane Kelly.

Within weeks there will be a Copyright Specialist in place who will be able to answer questions about copyright and Queen’s policy, and assist you in applying this policy to your teaching, research and scholarly activities.

Copyright at Queen’s Policy

For more information please contact Diane Kelly, diane.kelly@queensu.ca.
 

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